Tag: tips to teach listening

Six Myths about the Teaching of Listening

There are six myths or half-truths that are related to the teaching of listening during the process of language learning. They are false rituals which need to be analysed and put into question. Let’s consider them. 1. Listening can’t be taught: In fact there are many things teachers can do to help students listen effectively. […]

Guidelines to Consider When Teaching Listening

1. Relate listening to students’ interests, goals and experiences to keep their motivation and attention high. 2. Select authentic material both in language and tasks. Language should reflect real discourse using videos, audio tapes and TV or radio broadcasts of actual exchanges. 3. Give opportunities to develop both top-down and bottom-up processing skills * Top-down […]